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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

New Tool for Gauging Public Opinion Reveals Skepticism of Climate Engineering

Feb. 1, 2016 — Members of the public find the risks of climate engineering technology more likely than any of the benefits, according to an article. Such research is crucial because even if the goal of reducing ... read more

New Models Better Predict Field Working Days

Jan. 28, 2016 — Farmers and crop insurers depend on seasonal predictions of weather and soil workability to select appropriate cultivars, make decisions about planting and harvest dates, forecast yield, and ... read more

Storm Desmond Stripped Agricultural Land of Soil and Nutrients

Jan. 27, 2016 — More large storms in the future, such as Storm Desmond, will increase the loss of valuable soil and nutrients from agricultural fields, according to new research. In the wake of Storm Desmond, and ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — The Northern Sea Route could be an attractive shipping route during Arctic ice-free periods; however, the decline in sea-ice extent could also cause severe weather phenomena, which could disturb ship ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Drought and extreme heat events slashed cereal harvests in recent decades by 9 percent to 10 percent on average in affected countries -- and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in the ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — The Greenland ice sheet has traditionally been pictured as a sponge for glacier meltwater, but new research has found it's rapidly losing the ability to buffer its contribution to rising sea ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — New research shows how vultures use small-scale turbulence to stay aloft even when weather conditions don't favor the formation of thermals. The mechanism and purpose of this behavior, which ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — It is well established that white roofs can mitigate the urban heat island effect, reflecting the sun's energy back into space and reducing a city's temperature. In a new study of ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — There's more to an ecosystem than the visible plants and animals. The soil underneath is alive with vital microbes. They make sure nutrients from dead plant and animal material are broken down ... read more

Seal Tagging Improves Ocean Forecasts

Dec. 15, 2015 — Data from animal-borne sensors, including seal tags, can help scientists produce analyses and forecasts of ocean temperature and salinity, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — Scientists uncover secrets behind hurricanes, monsoons, and polar ... read more

Current Climate Models Misrepresent El Niño, Study Suggests

Dec. 15, 2015 — Climate models incorrectly predict El Niño, according to a new study. An analysis of fossil corals and mollusk shells from the Pacific Ocean reveals there is no link between the strength of seasonal ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — Paleoclimatologists have shed new light on how the tilt of the Earth affects the world's heaviest rainbelt. They analyzed data from the past 282,000 years that shows, for the first time, a ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — New hydrophone surveys of migration gateways to the Arctic show that recent extremes in sea ice loss has opened new waters to humpback and fin whales that once ranged through the far north only in ... read more

Cold, Hot or Dry: Persistent Weather Extremes Associated With Decreased Storm Activity

Dec. 11, 2015 — A decrease in storm activity over large parts of the US, Europe, Russia, and China is found to influence weather extremes -- cold ones in winter, hot or dry ones in summer, shows a new study. The ... read more

Dec. 8, 2015 — Climate scientists present evidence in a new study that they can predict whether the Arctic sea ice that forms in the winter will grow, shrink, or hold its own over the next several ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — A new study suggests that hotter nights may wield more influence than previously thought over the planet's atmosphere as global temperatures rise -- and could eventually lead to more carbon ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — Old Weather is a citizen-science project that is mining historic ship logs to get a unique peek at the history of Arctic climate. Now volunteers will transcribe logbooks from hundreds of whaling ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — A new study questions the popular notion that 10th-century Norse people were able to colonize Greenland because of a period of unusually warm weather. Researchers say the climate was already cold ... read more

Dec. 2, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that corals adapted to naturally high temperatures, such as those off the north west coast of Australia, are nonetheless highly susceptible to heat stress and ... read more

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